"Take Off The Blues" Sunday

Alas, today was a laid-back day at home.  My family and I did nothing special (other than my light afternoon thrifting) and all was calm in Miss Dre's neck of the woods.  This may seem like a mundane situation to some of you, but for those who know me personally know we haven't had many peaceful days lately.

After the passing of my father-in-law a few weeks back, we've all been a little down.  I've been hurting so much for my husband, as I lost my biological father last summer.  His father was a great man who loved and accepted me into the family with open arms, long before J. and I said our vows.  There is no loss like that of a parent.  And while I won't get into any sad stories with you guys today, I will share that we are getting along a little better.  I am hoping and praying that my husband's heart heals with each passing day and that my children always hold their fondest memories of their "PaPa" in their hearts.

With all that has been going on lately, it was a pleasantry to be able to relax today.  We were all able to "take off the blues" and enjoy each other.  No one stressed about how this was going to get done or when that deadline had to be met.  No one made mention of affairs we had to attend to back home (which is where we call our hometowns) or what family member was stressing the other out.  We watched a great movie, enjoyed a quiet dinner, and talked about ourselves.  We talked about hopes, dreams, and what we imagined our lives to look like years from now.  And not a single tear was shed.

I played one of my favorite songs, "Take Off The Blues" by Foreign Exchange, today and could actually feel the stress being relieved from my body.  I smiled warmly and felt hopeful for tomorrow.  I realized that I cannot worry so much about things I have no control over.  I cannot change the past, nor can I rearrange the path that God has already laid out before me and my family.  The best we can do is pray that our plans are in alignment with The Most High.  With that being typed, I would like to share the tried and true serenity prayer with you guys:

"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference..."

I hope you guys had a relaxing Sunday as well, and that this post finds you all in perfect health, strength, and in sound mind and spirit.  Much love to all of you!

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